UCL 2022-23: Bayern Munich vs Barcelona prediction and betting tips (September 13)
Barcelona have great momentum ahead of their clash against Bayern Munich. They are on a five-game winning streak and are eyeing the sixth win. Can the Bavarians win the home game and end the streak?
Sane scored the opening goal in their UCL Round 1 fixture against Inter.
Sane scored the opening goal in their UCL Round 1 fixture against Inter.
by Paul Awoniyi Paul Awoniyi

Bayern Munich and Barcelona draw swords in Round 2 of the 2022-23 UCL group stage matches.

The match is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. GMT on Tuesday, 13 September 2022. The match venue is Allianz Arena, Munchen, Germany.

Latest odds on betting sites

Bayern Munich to win odds at 1.74 (-135 American; 20/27 Fractional), the odds for a draw are priced at 4.50 (+350; 7/2), while Barcelona to win odds are priced at 3.80 (+280; 14/5).

The chances of these outcomes are as follows: Bayern Munich — 52%, draw — 22%, Barcelona — 26%.

Latest betting odds on Bayern Munich vs Barcelona (13 September 2022):

  • Over 2.5 goals — 1.36 (-275; 4/11)
  • Under 2.5 goals — 3.20 (+220; 11/5)
  • Asian handicap (-0.5, -0.1) on Bayern Munich — 2.00 (+100; evens)
  • Asian handicap (+0.5, +0.1) on Barcelona — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Both teams to score (Yes) — 1.40 (-250; 2/5)
  • Both teams to score (No) — 2.75 (+175; 7/4)

Match preview and statistics

Bayern Munich haven’t lost any game this season, with six wins and three draws in nine matches. They played a 2-2 draw with VfB Stuttgart in their last match.

Mathys Tel made it 1-0 in the 36th with a low shot past the goalie. Alphonso Davies did well to beat his man down the left before drilling a cross to Tel. The 17-year-old became the youngest player to score for Bayern, breaking Jamal Musiala’s record.

Sehrou Guirassy pulled one back in the 52nd minute, but it was ruled out by VAR. Chris Fuhrich made it 1-1 in the 57th minute with a shot into the far corner, assisted by Konstantinos Mavropanos with the short pass.

Jamal Musiala restored the lead in the 60th minute as he bent the ball with his left foot into the bottom corner from inside the box. Sehrou Guirassy converted the penalty in the 90+2 minute to level the score. He placed the ball into the top corner from the spot.

Team statistics: 67% possession, 2.20 expected goals, 19 total shots, two big chances, six shots on target, 553 accurate passes, 89% pass accuracy, 12 fouls committed, two offsides, three corners and two yellow cards.

The Bavarians won their first UCL group stage match, beating Inter 2-nil. Leroy Sane opened the scoring in the 25th minute, Joshua Kimmich picked him out from the halfway line. Danilo D’Ambrosio scored an own goal in the second half, making it 2-nil to the visitors.

Bayern Munich team news: Bouna Sarr and Kingsley Coman are sidelined due to injuries.

FC Barcelona are on a five-game winning streak. They haven’t lost any match this season, with a draw in the one they didn’t win.

La Blaugrana beat Cadiz 4-nil in the last match. Frenkie de Jong opened the scoring in the 55th minute of the second half. Gavi’s cut-back was pushed away by Ledesma, but De Jong arrived late to stroke it home.

Robert Lewandowski doubled the lead in the 65th minute as he slid it into the net. There was a pause during the match because a fan collapsed in the stands. The game resumed after the situation was handled, and Barca scored two more goals.

Ansu Fati bagged his second league goal, slotting the ball into the net, assisted by Lewandowski, who decided to pass to Fati instead of scoring himself. Ousmane Dembele scored the fourth just before full time with a shot from the right side towards the bottom corner. Lewandowski with another assist.

Team statistics:70% possession, 3.33 expected goals, 16 total shots, three big chances, eight shots on target, 483 accurate passes, 85% pass accuracy, 13 fouls committed, three offsides, six corners and two yellow cards.

Barca beat Viktoria Plzen 5-1 in their UCL group stage Round 1 match. Franck Kessie opened the scoring, Robert Lewandowski scored a hattrick, and Ferran Torres scored the fifth goal. It was a comfortable victory for the Catalunya team.

FC Barcelona team news: Sergio Roberto is doubtful due to a thigh injury.

Bayern Munich vs Barcelona H2H

Bayern Munich have won the last four matches against Barcelona. They won 3-0 in the last meeting.

Lineups and key players

Bayern Munich projected starting lineup:

  • Manuel Neuer
  • Benjamin Pavard
  • Matthijs de Ligt
  • Lucas Hernandez
  • Alphonso Davies
  • Joshua Kimmich
  • Marcel Sabitzer
  • Serge Gnabry
  • Thomas Muller
  • Leroy Sane
  • Sadio Mane

Leroy Sane is the key player to watch out for. He scored the opening goal in their UCL Round 1 fixture against Inter. Sane has four goals and three assists in nine matches for Bayern this season. A good performance is expected of him against Barca.

Barcelona projected starting lineup:

  • Marc-Andre Ter Stegen
  • Jules Kounde
  • Ronald Araujo
  • Eric Garcia
  • Alex Balde
  • Sergio Busquets
  • Pablo Gavi
  • Pedri
  • Ousmane Dembele
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Raphinha

Robert Lewandowski is the key player to watch out for. He had a top performance in their last game against Cadiz, despite coming off the bench. The striker scored a goal and provided two assists. Lewandowski scored a hattrick in the first UCL game.

Prediction and betting tips

Barcelona have won five consecutive matches ahead of this game. They have scored 16 goals and conceded just one goal in this period. La Blaugrana have great momentum ahead of this game. Bayern Munich have played nine games this season across all competitions and haven’t lost any. They have six wins and three draws. The Bavarians have two wins and three draws from their last five games.

Can’t really consider the draw in their last match as a drop of form because some key players were rested for the upcoming UCL fixture. Bayern have won the previous four h2h games against Barca.

Predictions for this match are Barcelona to win or draw, and both teams to score (Yes). The Spanish side is in very good form and can shock Bayern. With their form, they should be able to net a goal. The Bavarians have the home advantage. They have scored in all the matches played this season.

Betting prediction: Double chance — X2

Odds: 3.90 (+290 American; 29/10 Fractional)

Betting prediction: Both teams to score (Yes)

Odds: 1.40 (-250 American; 2/5 Fractional)

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